Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs. The simplicity of the stool concept has made it useful for a variety of functions that include seating for children, flexible outdoor seating, and seating for restaurant and bar counters. When designing or choosing a stool, differences in materiality, durability, height, weight, and seat size are important specifications to consider.
A Mid-Century stool with a fabric back and a swivel base mounted to wooden legs. Coming in variants that include counter stool (26” | 66 cm seat) and bar stool heights (30” | 76 cm seat), this mid-century stool has a comfortable quality and clean-lined aesthetic.
Height (Counter Stool): 26” | 66 cm seat, 37.5" | 95 cm back
Variation (Bar Stool): 30” | 76 cm seat, 42” | 107 cm back
Material: Fabric seat, wooden legs
Mid-Century Stool with Back side elevation, front, back, plan
Stool heights come in a range of sizes and types to respond to a variety of functions and uses. The most common variants of stool heights are counter stools, bar stools, and tall bar stools. Counter stools range from 23”-28” | 58-71 cm, bar stools from 29”-32” | 74-81 cm, and tall bar stools from 33”-36” | 84-91 cm. A minimum of 10” | 25 cm should be sized and provided between the top of stool seat and the underside of any counter to provide adequate space for the user.
Counter Stool: 23”-28” | 58-71 cm
Counter Stool (Table Surface): 35”-40” | 89-102 cm
Bar Stool: 29”-32” | 74-81 cm
Bar Stool (Table Surface): 41”-43” | 104-109 cm
Tall Bar Stool: 33”-36” | 84-91 cm
Tall Bar Stool (Table Surface): 44”-47” | 112-119cm
Clearance (Seat to Counter Underside): 10” | 25 cm min.
Stool Heights side elevation (counter stool), side (bar stool), side (tall bar stool)
The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool (27” | 31 cm) or bar stool heights (31” | 79 cm) heights.
Height (Counter stool): 27” | 69 cm
Height (Bar Stool): 31” | 79 cm
Material: Wood seat, steel legs
Carved Stool front elevation, side, plan